Near our apartment here in central Istanbul, I can hear baby birds chirping.
Everywhere, in this bustling city that I love, are signs of new beginnings.
This weekend, I saw several kittens and two roly-poly little puppies. I couldn't resist playing with these fluff-ball puppies for several minutes.
But what I can't get enough of are the tulips, primroses, pansies and daisies planted throughout Istanbul. You'll see flowers next to trees, in window boxes, in the middle of congested highway medians and near metro stations and offices. Anywhere there's a patch of dirt, you'll likely find some bright blossoms.
|Daisies are one of my favorite flowers! |
I really must commend the city on the multitude of flowers planted everywhere.
I recently took a stroll through Sultanahmet and snapped some photos in Gülhane Park. This historical park, located near the Topkapı Palace, used to be part of the palace's outer garden. Some of the trees still date back to the 1800s. It really is lovely right now!
|A soft carpet of pastel primroses in Gülhane Park.|
As you're sauntering around Sultanahmet, take a few extra minutes to stroll through Gülhane Park.
Here are a couple photos from my outing. Enjoy!
|One of the entrances to Gülhane Park, which is near the Gülhane tramway stop.|